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What is the case for deliberative democracy, and why would we put ourselves through ‘sortition’?
by Nicholas Gruen - 27/03/2017 - 1 comment
It implies that the immigration intake into Australia creates a housing demand which is raising house prices.
by Peter Bowden - 20/03/2017 - 14 comments
There are other problems with democracy: importantly, democratic outcomes can often flat out just not make any sense.
by Arturo Bris - 8/03/2017 - 16 comments
In fact, I think that Mr Abbott’s speech and its content deserve much closer reading.
by Don Aitkin - 3/03/2017 - 23 comments
According to Malcolm Roberts, Pauline Hanson's One Nation senator for Queensland, there are Muslim members of One Nation and there are surgeons and barristers who are members of One Nation.
by Gary Johns - 2/03/2017 - 16 comments
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
by Peter Sellick - 27/02/2017 - 13 comments
Strengthening international solidarity is a crucial task for promoting universal peace.
by Ioan Voicu - 3/02/2017 - 13 comments
We celebrated two Australia Days this year. The bad news is that they were on the same date as each other and not only will there be no extra holiday but half the population wasn't able to see what the other half celebrated.
by Graham Young - 27/01/2017 - 27 comments
Australia is in an interesting situation, for there seems no good positive reason to stay a monarchy and no good positive reason to switch to a republic.
by Stephen Chavura - 19/01/2017 - 27 comments
Nevertheless, there were at least four occasions when the ­soviet leaders, with or without bourgeois groups, might have taken power.
by Gary Johns - 13/01/2017 - 10 comments
If ‘truthiness’ is a gut feeling of truth whatever the facts, then ‘factiness’ is using actual facts to paint a misleading truth.
by Don Aitkin - 5/01/2017 - 30 comments
It is unfortunate that, when reasonable Australians strive to unite us all as a nation, there still persists an objection to celebrating January the 26th as Australia Day.
by Bob Ryan - 5/01/2017 - 48 comments


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